The broad roadway between the Imperial Palace and the British Embassy at Tokyo one day last week was choked with a milling, sweating mob, shouting, singing and waving anti-British banners. After giving the loudest and unfunniest anti-foreign demonstration in Tokyo's history, the leaders, members of the ultranationalist, pro-Axis Black Dragon Society, led the procession to a military shrine. Two hours later the leaders were back to do it all over again for newsreel photographers. When the demonstrators finally dispersed they left a wreath on the Embassy's gate with the inscription: BRITAIN...

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